Precious Memories

Precious Memories

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by Alan Jackson
     
 

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It's not as momentous as the record Elvis Presley wanted to make for his mother in 1954, but the disc Alan Jackson recorded as a Christmas present for his mom turns out to be one of his finest moments. Here Jackson parlays his personable tenor and deep religious conviction into a 15-song revival service that is at once intimate,See more details below

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It's not as momentous as the record Elvis Presley wanted to make for his mother in 1954, but the disc Alan Jackson recorded as a Christmas present for his mom turns out to be one of his finest moments. Here Jackson parlays his personable tenor and deep religious conviction into a 15-song revival service that is at once intimate, unassuming, and moving. Backed only by acoustic guitar, piano, and organ, with a smattering of background vocals (his wife and daughter join him on "'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus"), Jackson respectfully offers moving testimony on some landmark Baptist hymns, including: "Blessed Assurance"; the comforting hymn of invitation "Softly and Tenderly"; a spirited, acoustic guitar–driven rendition of the evergreen "I'll Fly Away"; and an emotional reading of "The Old Rugged Cross" that is as commanding in its low-key way as was Tennessee Ernie Ford's awesome, stentorian reading of nearly 50 years ago. Not the least of the treasures is a version of the oft-recorded "How Great Thou Art," heard regularly in country churches across the land -- with only a piano, lead voice, and backup singers, straightforward and stripped of bombast, its unambiguous message of devotion is made doubly potent in its stark rendering here. Tennessee Ernie's Sings 22 Favorite Hymns album, released in 1956, stayed on the Album Chart for 277 consecutive weeks. Precious Memories is unlikely to enjoy such a run, but no one who likes Alan Jackson will ever forget it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/2006
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0828768028124
catalogNumber:
80281

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Jackson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Gary Prim   Organ,Piano
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Acoustic Guitar
Keith Stegall   Piano
Melodie Crittenden   Background Vocals
Ali Muhammed Jackson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Kelton   Engineer
Keith Stegall   Producer,Audio Production
Albert E. Brumley   Composer
Jamie Tate   Engineer
Helen H. Lemmel   Composer
Joseph Scriven   Composer
George Bennard   Composer
Charles C. Converse   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Stuart K. Hine   Composer
Matt Rovey   Engineer
C. Austin Miles   Composer
Ron Roark   Graphic Design
Dani Jackson   Vocal Assistance
Billy Jones   Photo Assistance
Hank Williams   Mastering

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